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‘Life and death’: Alberta Medical Association calls for ‘fire-breaker’ COVID-19 public health measures

Sep 27 2021 — — The Alberta Medical Association is calling for a “fire-breaker” set of public health measures in order to get the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic under control as Alberta reports more than 5,000 new cases of COVID-19 since Friday. Following a representative forum meeting over the weekend, the AMA is formally asking Premier Jason Kenney […]

UCP VP calls for Kenney to resign ahead of equalization referendum

Sep 21 2021 — — The vice-president of policy for the United Conservative Party of Alberta is calling for Premier Jason Kenney to resign. Joel Mullan, who has already called for an early leadership review of Kenney’s performance as premier, now says that the public has lost confidence in Kenney and he needs to step down.

‘Our leadership should sincerely apologize’: Two cabinet ministers criticize Kenney for Sky Palace dinner

Jun 6 2021 — — Two United Conservative Party cabinet ministers have called out Premier Jason Kenney after he violated provincial COVID-19 rules during a patio dinner. In a Facebook post Saturday afternoon, Chestermere-Strathmore MLA Leela Aheer called for an apology from the premier after photos obtained by the media showed Kenney and three other cabinet ministers dining on a […]

Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations dissolves agreement with Alberta government, condemns Kenney’s comments on John A. Macdonald

Jun 3 2021 — — The Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations announced Wednesday it has dissolved its agreement with the Alberta government, one day after Premier Jason Kenney defended Canada’s first prime minister and denounced cancel culture. Grand Chief Vernon Watchmaker said in a statement the agreement was dissolved May 12 as decided by member First Nations at an […]

Albertans uncertain with Jason Kenney’s leadership, one-half believe he should resign as premier, shows survey

Jun 2 2021 — — Confidence in Jason Kenney’s leadership appears shaken after four in five Albertans rated him unfavourably and one-half believe he should resign as premier and leader of the UCP, according to an exclusive Leger survey conducted for Postmedia. Of the participants in the online survey, which collected responses from 1,118 people from May 21-24, 80 per […]

Kenney says he will boot UCP MLAs from caucus if they break COVID-19 rules or encourage others to do so

Apr 8 2021 — — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said he will boot members from his caucus if they break COVID-19 health rules or encourage others to do so, after a quarter of UCP MLAs openly condemned the province’s recent restrictions on Wednesday. Seventeen MLAs, including the Speaker, challenged the restrictions through an open letter and public statements saying the […]

Kenney calls on federal government to impose trade sanctions if Biden does not review Keystone XL decision

Jan 20 2021 — — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is calling on Ottawa to press Washington to review its Keystone XL decision, saying trade sanctions should be implemented if that doesn’t happen. President Joe Biden signed an executive order to revoke the pipeline’s permit Wednesday afternoon, hours after being sworn in as the 46th president of the United States – […]